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Researching Media Literacy: Pitfalls and Possibilities

by Roy F. Fox - 2005

Media literacy research is no longer comparable to the early Wright Brothers creations; actually, it is more akin to a jet plane as it taxis toward the runway. Researching media literacy is one of the most important, exciting, and intriguing intellectual experiences available to scholars, regardless of whether they consider themselves to be “text dominant” or “media dominant,” and regardless of their disciplinary home, as imagery-laden electronic media and print reach into every corner of every discipline. Research in media literacy luxuriates in rich possibilities, but it also has its pitfalls.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 104. No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 13, 2005, p. 251-259
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18554, Date Accessed: 1/25/2021 12:03:03 AM

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  • Roy Fox
    University of Missouri, Columbia
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    ROY F. FOX is Professor and Chair of the Department of Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum and directs the Missouri Writing Project at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
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